2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ

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$12,000
Stock #:
4710B
VIN #:
1G1PG5SBXF7188251
Mileage:
80,801
Engine:
ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT
Exterior Color:
Siren Red Tintcoat
Interior Color:
Jet Black
Body Style
Sedan
Transmission:
Automatic
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Clean CARFAX. Red 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive ECOTEC 1.4L I4 SMPI DOHC Turbocharged VVT ** CLEAN CARFAX **.

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* Two satisfying high-efficiency engine choices; secure handling; handsome interior design; big trunk. Source: Edmunds
* The Cruze gives you great fuel economy and a reasonable price, with a very stylish look to go with it. It has a strong stance and angled lines, with a split front grille, and headlights that wrap around from the front and end in a point above the fenders. On the inside the cabin is modern, roomy and comfortable. It doesn't feel like the compacts you might be used to and is refreshingly fun to drive. There are 6 different trims available for the Cruze, including the: LS, 1LT, Eco, 2LT, LTZ, and the Turbo Diesel. Standard for all are features such as Bluetooth calling and Touch Controls on the Steering Wheel. The Base Model LS comes with a 1.8L engine that gets 25MPG City and 36MPG hwy with the standard 6-speed manual, or 22MPG City and 35MPG hwy when you opt for the automatic. All models higher than the LS, but below the Diesel come with a peppy 1.4L Turbocharged Engine. The 1LT and 2LT give you your choice of a 6-speed manual with overdrive or an automatic. The Eco comes standard with a special 6-speed manual with triple overdrive, or an optional automatic. Fuel economy varies for these trims based on which you opt for, but the best performer hands down is the Eco with the Manual Transmission that gets an EPA estimated 28MPG City and 42MPG hwy. The top of the line model is the Diesel with a 2.0L engine that has 151hp and gets an EPA estimated 27MPG City and an amazing 46MPG hwy. Standard safety features on all models include Anti-lock brakes, Stabilitrak, Traction Control, and 10 Airbags. Upgrade to the LTZ trim and you get the added visibility of a Rear View Camera. With available Chevrolet MyLink all your apps are located on the 7-inch touchscreen and the available 4G LTE turns the Cruze into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Source: The Manufacturer Summary

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2015 chevrolet cruze

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.3
22 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (68%)
4 Star - (9%)
3 Star - (9%)
2 Star - (9%)
1 Star - (5%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.2
COMFORT
4.2
INTERIOR
4.1
RELIABILITY
4.1
VALUE
4.1

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Although the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze doesn't dominate the small car class, it's on equal footing with most competitors and certainly worth a look if you're shopping for a fuel-efficient compact sedan with solid credentials in most areas.

What's New

For 2015, the Chevrolet Cruze receives a new base trim level called "L" which causes some minor shuffling of equipment. There's also the addition of 4G cellular and an in-car WiFi hotspot connectivity through its OnStar system. The Siri Eyes Free smartphone feature, which gives iPhone owners expanded voice command functionality, is also new. Finally, this year's Cruze gets an updated front end design.

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PROS

Two satisfying high-efficiency engine choices; secure handling; handsome interior design; big trunk.

Introduction

For decades, import brand models were eating Chevy's lunch in the compact car segment. That changed four years ago when Chevrolet introduced the Cruze, a sharply styled sedan that finally matched up well with all-stars like the Civic and Corolla. The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is still in good standing, even though it isn't necessarily one of our top picks for this year.

High fuel economy is certainly one of the Cruze's strong points. With the available turbocharged gasoline engine, the Cruze boasts combined city and highway fuel economy in the low 30 mpg range. Furthermore, the Cruze also offers an available diesel-powered engine, something very rare in this segment. Only one other carmaker in this class, Volkswagen, offers this type of engine, and in the Cruze, the diesel boasts both relatively quick acceleration and high fuel mileage of 33 mpg combined.

Downsides to the Cruze are few and minor in nature. Larger and taller individuals will notice that the seating, both front and rear, is not as spacious as the accommodations in key rivals. And if you get the automatic transmission with either of the gas engines, you'll find it reluctant to downshift unless you really step on it -- a side effect of Chevy's efforts to program it to optimize fuel economy.

Compared with the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI (the diesel variant), the 2015 Cruze Diesel has a smaller backseat space and a higher price tag. But to be fair, the Chevy comes with a few more standard features, essentially closing the pricing gap. Beyond the diesels, the budget sedan class is packed with strong entries. With its spacious, high-quality interior and likable road manners, the 2015 Honda Civic is a great proposition. The 2015 Kia Forte provides solid performance and plenty of standard and available upscale features. There's also the 2015 Ford Focus, which looks and feels more sophisticated than most of its rivals, as well as the similarly refined 2015 Mazda 3, which offers the sportiest handling in this class.

Although the Edmunds.com "B" rated 2015 Chevrolet Cruze doesn't dominate in this group, it is on equal footing with most of its competitors and certainly worth a look if you're shopping for a well-rounded and fuel-efficient compact sedan.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is a small sedan offered in six trim levels: L, LS, LT, LTZ, Eco and Diesel.

Standard equipment on the Cruze L and LS includes 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, air-conditioning, height-adjustable front seats, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, full power accessories, Bluetooth phone connectivity, OnStar (with this year's 4G LTE and WiFi hotspot capability) and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. The LS also adds satellite radio.

The LT is made up of the 1LT and 2LT equipment-level subsets. Compared with the LS, the 1LT upgrades to the 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, 16-inch alloy wheels and cruise control.

The Technology package available at the 1LT level gets you a rearview camera and the Chevrolet MyLink interface, which bundles a 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice control and smartphone integration. An available Driver Convenience package includes heated mirrors, a six-way power driver seat and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Cruze Eco is equipped like the 1LT, but has the MyLink interface as standard. It also benefits from aerodynamic improvements (including a rear spoiler) and has lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels, low-rolling-resistance tires and a smaller fuel tank (manual transmission version only). The Eco Driver Convenience package adds the heated mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a rearview camera.

Move up to the 2LT to get all of the 1LT's standard equipment, plus the power driver seat and MyLink touchscreen interface. It also comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, leather upholstery, heated front seats and dual illuminated visor mirrors.

At the top of the Cruze range is the LTZ, which comes with all of the 2LT's content, as well as all of the items in the Technology and Driver Convenience packages. It also features 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control and premium interior trim.

The Cruze Diesel comes with all of the 2LT model's standard equipment, plus the Eco model's aerodynamic enhancements and low-rolling-resistance tires. It has lightweight 17-inch wheels, too, but they're a different design.

The Enhanced Safety package is available for all but the L and LS model and includes rear park assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. A navigation system, a Pioneer nine-speaker premium sound system and a sunroof are also available on most trim levels. The RS appearance package is available on the LT and LTZ models and features restyled front and rear fascias, sporty side moldings, a rear spoiler, foglights and an upgraded instrument panel.

Powertrains and Performance

All 2015 Chevrolet Cruzes are front-wheel drive. The Cruze L and LS are powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque. The LT, LTZ and Eco are fitted with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder that generates 138 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. The Cruze Diesel has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel rated at 151 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the L, LS, LT and Eco. A six-speed automatic is optional on the LS, LT and Eco and standard for the LTZ and diesel.

In Edmunds testing, a Cruze with the turbo 1.4-liter engine and automatic transmission accelerated from zero to 60 in 9.2 seconds, a slightly slower than average time for this class. The Cruze Diesel ran the sprint in 8.6 seconds, the same as the VW Jetta TDI automatic.

The EPA's fuel economy estimates for the Cruze L/LS are 27 mpg combined (22 city/35 highway) with the automatic transmission and 29 mpg combined (25/36) with the manual. Cruzes equipped with the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine (LT and LTZ) get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined estimate (26/38) with either transmission. The Cruze Diesel rates 33 mpg combined (27/46). Those are good numbers, though the Jetta TDI does even better with its 36 mpg combined EPA rating. In addition, the Cruze Eco is just about as frugal, with a laudable 33 mpg combined (28/42) rating with the manual transmission, but dropping a bit to 31 combined with the automatic.

Safety

All 2015 Chevrolet Cruze models come with stability control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, front knee airbags and front and rear side-impact airbags as standard. A front-disc/rear-drum brake setup is standard on all models except the 2LT, LTZ and Diesel, which are upgraded to four-wheel disc brakes. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking and stolen-vehicle assistance.

A rearview camera, blind spot monitoring and a rear cross-traffic alert system are optional for all Cruzes except the L and LS.

In government crash testing, the Cruze earned a top five-star rating for overall safety performance, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the Cruze received a top score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test but a second-worst "Marginal" score in the small-overlap frontal-offset test. In the remaining side-impact roof-strength and seat/head restraint (whiplash protection) tests, the Cruze earned a "Good" rating.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Cruze LTZ stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet, a slightly better than average distance for this class of car. Even with their less grippy, fuel-economy-friendly tires, the Cruze Diesel and Eco models stopped in about the same distance.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Cruze's cabin has a classy two-tone color scheme and looks more upscale than many of its competitors. That said, there are still a lot of hard plastic surfaces, and they're particularly noticeable in the pricey Cruze Diesel. Given the long-distance driving-range potential of the diesel, more padding on the armrests would be welcome. We're also ambivalent about the available MyLink touchscreen interface. We like its simple and straightforward menus, useful voice command functionality and smartphone app capabilities, but the occasional slow or missed responses to inputs can be frustrating.

Larger drivers will probably find the Cruze's front seats a bit narrow, but they're supportive and comfortable, and they offer plenty of adjustment. A low bottom cushion for the backseat diminishes comfort for longer-limbed riders, as it doesn't give enough thigh support. The Cruze's rear seat legroom is only average for the segment; you'll find more space in the Civic and Jetta. Considerably above average, however, is the Cruze's large trunk, which measures an impressive 15.0 cubic feet on all but the diesel, whose capacity is a still ample 13.3 cubic feet.

Driving Impressions

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze deftly combines responsive handling with a comfortable, compliant ride. The sport suspension on the 2LT, LTZ and diesel models is firmer but still provides an agreeable ride.

The turbocharged 1.4-liter gas engine is pretty average in terms of outright acceleration, but it's peppier around town than the 1.8-liter, thanks to its increased torque. The automatic transmission it's paired to isn't as responsive, however. Programmed for maximum fuel economy, it's reluctant to downshift for quick acceleration and passing unless you really boot the gas pedal.

The more potent Chevy Cruze Diesel model is an intriguing choice and a win-win proposition, as it offers both good fuel economy and satisfyingly brisk acceleration by compact-sedan standards. There's a brief pause when you hit the gas pedal from a standstill, but then the sedan gathers speed quickly. The Cruze Diesel uses a different six-speed automatic transmission from other Cruzes, and we've found it more responsive in highway passing situations. You'll notice the diesel's characteristic clatter, particularly when the engine is cold, but it's not intrusive.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE, ECOTEC TURBO 1.4L VARIABLE VALVE TIMING DOHC 4-CYLINDER SEQUENTIAL MFI

    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Turbocharged
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Navigation from Telematics
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Turbocharged

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • WiFi Hotspot

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Emergency Trunk Release
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Rear Side Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Leather Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control includes air filter
  • Alternator, 130 amps
  • Armrest, rear center, articulating, with dual cup holders
  • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • Axle, 3.53 final drive ratio
  • Battery, 438 cold-cranking amps
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Center stack, integrated with ambient LED back lighting
  • Compass display
  • Convenience hooks, rear
  • Cruise control
  • Cup holders 2 in front center console, 2 in rear seat armrest and 1 bottle holder in each front door panel
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome strip
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Engine, ECOTEC Turbo 1.4L Variable Valve Timing DOHC 4-cylinder sequential MFI (138 hp [103 kW] @ 4900 rpm, 148 lb-ft of torque [199.8 N-m] @ 1850 rpm)

 

  • Enhanced Acoustic Package
  • Front wheel drive
  • Glass, solar absorbing, tinted
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and delay feature
  • Lamp, LED center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Lighting, interior dome with theater dimming, dual map lights, illuminated trunk area
  • LTZ Interior Appearance includes 2LT Interior Appearance content plus uplevel jeweled instrument panel cluster and chrome trim rings and optic check accent trim on center stack and console
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Rear air ducts, floor mounted
  • Rear Vision Camera display integrated into Chevrolet MyLink radio
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger, dual
  • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions, front height adjustable
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power with manual recliner
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way manual
  • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints on outboard positions

 

  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger with 3 warmth settings
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke with polar silver accent
  • Steering, power, electric, rack-mounted
  • Suspension, front independent McPherson strut, aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
  • Tire, compact spare and spare wheel, includes jack and lug nut wrench
  • Tires, P225/45R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Windows, power with Express-Down on all and driver Express Up
  • Wipers, front intermittent, variable